18. November 2017 - 16:00
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Presenting Bengali Literature in English | Albert Campbell Public Library | Saturday, 18. November 2017

Statistics say that about one hundred thousand Bengali people live in Greater Toronto Areas and the adjacent cities. A huge part of them were and still are literary activists too. But sorrowfully it is observed that most of the people of the second generation of the Bengali community are unable to read Bengali. The parents are anxious that their children are getting disconnected with the Bengali values and spirits, remaining unaware of their parental history and heritage.
So, Bengali Literary Resource Centre (BLRC) Inc, a non-profit based in Toronto, is initiating a year-long initiative which will involve about one hundred Torontonian Youths to read Bengali literature translated in English.
BLRC believes that this project will help create venues for some youths living in Toronto and adjacent cities to know more about Bengali values and spirits, history and heritage. BLRC hopes this project will make the participants more interested about Bengali literature and culture.
Patron: Dr. Debashish Mridha, MD, Philosopher and social worker
Project Director: Akbar Hussain
(For all queries please contact at 416-385-7423)
Project Coordinator: Tasmina Khan
Members: Adity Zahir, Suchana Das Bandhan, Suity Roy, Adity Fowzia, Md. Ajwad Kabir, Hassib Karim, Marilyn Pandey Prokriti

i. The project will be inaugurated on 18 November at 4 pm and will continue from December 2017 to August 2018 :
(On first Saturdays of every month interested ones will collect two books and return those next month at the same venue from 10 am to 1 pm.

ii. August 2018 :
1. Submission of overviews by the participants
2. Selecting best 10 overviews to publish
3. Selecting best three overviews to reward

iii. September 2018
1. Conclusion of the project through another colourful event

On those Saturdays, at 11 am, there will a `Talk with a Canadian Writer' which will be open to all.